Would you spend 9k for the F 800GS?

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  1. samalama

    samalama Where we going? Supporter

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    I am trying to figure out how to tell my wife that I am going to buy this bike.
    And she can't say no...

    2009
    1843 Miles

    Not a scratch and it comes with all the gear on it. Heated grips and all the goodies.

    Let me know if you think this is a good deal.
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  2. JRE

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    Seems a fair price...not sure this is the right forum section for such a question though.
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  3. flyguync

    flyguync Been here awhile

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    Seems like a decent price and really low miles. Just tell your wife it's a bargain compared to the $20k they're getting for the 2014 1200GS :evil
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  4. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Marital advice is always appropriate in any forum.

    Well, how long have you been married and how long does it take for her to get over it?
    Do you already own a bike? If so, tell her this one is safer with great things like ABS. Tell her you are trading up an selling the other one (not her).

    Anyway, hopefully you know your wife better than we do. There are those who won't get over it and those who will.

    It is like when I paid for my wife to go back to college and get a Masters degree. $24,000 was far cheaper than a divorce.
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  5. everready

    everready Retired!!!

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    No. If I was rich, maybe.
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  6. Ek4130

    Ek4130 Eric

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    For 9k I'd get a boxer.
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  7. samalama

    samalama Where we going? Supporter

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    Hmmm, I don't know how it got in this forum. It was supposed to go in the Bikes for sale section. Someone moved it perhaps?

    I've been with her for 10 years. She is super supportive and it may actually fly.

    I have 4 other bikes, 3 of which would need to go to be able to afford this bike. I just spoke with her and there was definitely not a NO! So that is a plus. But she said to sit on it for the weekend and think about it. Wise woman.
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  8. flyguync

    flyguync Been here awhile

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    Like another poster said, you can get a decent boxer for 9 grand or less.
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  9. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv Super Moderator

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    I'd get it, boxer are more $$$ later on. These bikes need nothing before reaching 30-40k. Boxers will have more mileage and weight way more. This one is already equipped.
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  10. tangerine

    tangerine Been here awhile

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    I would prefer the more lightweight Twin too, actually I did :-)
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  11. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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    That's a fair price from a dealer; he'll probably warrant it for a month or three or six. The mileage makes it a virtually new bike, too. Yeah, buy it now, while you're in the prime of riding season. If it's a BMW dealer, make sure all the recalls and service bulletins are done.

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  12. Scubalong

    Scubalong Long timer

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    Damn......That is a good price
    Get it....:clap
    And stop by Jared get her a pair of diamond earing:evil
    Problem solve:lol3
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  13. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    That is, if you actually WANT a boxer. I had one for 47,000 miles and wasn't sorry to see it go.

    The F800 fits me much, much better than the big R12.

    Regardless, that's a good price for a barely used '09. If that's the bike you want I'd say go for it.
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  14. samalama

    samalama Where we going? Supporter

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    Yeah, a boxer is not the way I want to go. I live in an area where dropping the bike is most likely going to happen. Lots of fun trails and loads of dirt and sand.
    This bike won't be that babied and ridden the way it was meant to.
    In my mind, a boxer is for touring and going down a gravel road here and there. I know that Ewan Macgregor and Charlie Boors did the world on 1200's. But they had guys in SAG's helping them lift those pigs off the ground every time they fell over.
    So yeah, I am going to look at it this weekend I hope and see what feels good. Drop a load on it, or walk away.
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  15. DualSport855

    DualSport855 Been here awhile Super Supporter Supporter

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    The bike looks well sorted, and if it is the one you really want, just do it. I am guessing it is worth every penny of that 9000 to you! That is exactly how I bought my 07 990 Adventure. My wife found out when I was unloading the trailer :)


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  16. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    I paid 12K in 2009 and added Varios afterwards. Seems legit.

    As far as marital advice, I don't give any. :lol3
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  17. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv Super Moderator

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    lol means that you'll keep it ON road and away from anything with loose rocks? :lol3
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  18. Bangkok_Ron

    Bangkok_Ron Adventurer

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    Let us know how it goes. I'm working on putting a 2nd one in the garage. Just trying to find one that my wife thinks looks good and that I can still live with :)


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  19. samalama

    samalama Where we going? Supporter

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    Ha! You are funny. Loose rocks and dirt makes me smile. My KLR gets ridden mostly on the dirt and it loves it.
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  20. yaycep

    yaycep Been here awhile

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    Umm, I can't call myself experienced whatsoever, but is it only me, that "sit on it and think about it" sounds sort of like "go to hell"? :D
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